On Thursday, Twitter deleted a tweet by Donald Trump Jr. mocking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with a naked photo of Hunter Biden.
The fake image was posted late Wednesday by the former president’s son, after Zelenskyy received a standing ovation for his address to a rare joint session of Congress.
The mash-up image showed a naked Hunter Biden standing next to Zelenskyy as the wartime leader handed over a Ukrainian flag signed by frontline soldiers to Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Twitter removed the image for unspecified violations of its terms of service.
The tweet highlights the Republican Party’s MAGA wing’s vehement opposition to assisting Ukraine in defending itself against Russian invasion.
Don Jr. previously called Zelenskyy a “ungrateful international welfare queen” in a tweet that is still active.
Despite widespread bipartisan support for Ukraine, some of Trump’s most ardent supporters have criticised the aid, claiming that the US should focus on domestic issues.
Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) refused to join the multiple standing ovations for Zelenskyy in the House chamber.
Former President Trump has had a chilly relationship with Zelenskyy since he was impeached for attempting to bully the Ukrainian leader into digging up dirt on then-rival Joe Biden.
The ex-president praised Putin as Russian troops poured into Ukraine last winter, anticipating a quick victory.